© Foto: RennradregionWels: Selfie Wolfgang Fasching am Stadtplatz Wels
Wolfgang Fasching macht ein Selfie mit einer Gruppe Rennradfahrer am Stadtplatz Wels

Wels road bike region shirts and arm bands

In cooperation with the Upper Austrian sportswear manufacturer Löffler, we have launched our own Wels road bike region shirts and matching arm bands. These are available from the Wels information point on the town square.

All road bike tours are clearly summarised in our Wels road bike region roadbook with an overview map and individual tour guides, and are available for €9.90 from the Wels information point on the town square. All guests at our road bike hotels also get this in the package and the Wels road bike region goody bag. 

© Foto: Rennradregion Wels: Trikot, Ärmlinge,..
Artikel der Rennradregion Wels: Trikots, Ärmlinge, Roadbook, Kapperl, Trinkflasche

City – Country – Lake: Pure nature at the Almsee

Road bike ride to Almtal - urban feel in the hotel and pure nature in the hotel's own cabin at Grünau im Almtal, surrounded by forest, brooks and goats, all this awaits road bike holidaymakers who go for the weekend offer at the Boutique Hotel Hauser. After the tour from Wels to Almtal, which is not too difficult in terms of topography, the athletes can look forward to a homemade, regional and simply great cycling snack.

The new road bike offers from the Boutique Hotel Hauser were closely examined on Wednesday evening by a number of local road bike cyclists, including Paul Resch, president of the Upper Austrian Provincial Cycling Union. The city’s road bike scene is large and the professionals and athletes show off their training grounds. The most popular tours, stunning viewpoints and great rest facilities have been prepared for people like them with tours of 30 – 150 km for the Wels road bike region. On several days of the week, road bike enthusiasts from Wels go out in groups and look forward to taking guests with them.  

In brilliant sunshine, the cyclists made their way to Almtal from Wels at 5 pm. The athletic challenge was accepted by all participants and the road bike ride, which isn’t always just a pleasant trip the whole way through, came to its crowning conclusion after 45 km with the homemade cyclist’s snack. For guests of the Boutique Hotel Hauser, there is an exclusive stop-off at the Hausers’ private retreat. Hotelier Sophie Schick and her partner Markus Linsmaier are often there with their daughters Luise and Ella, enjoying nature and the little petting zoo. Senior partner Edi Hauser, also a passionate cyclist, likes to open his private residence to his hotel guests.

With batteries recharged, they took the route back to Wels again and nobody had to take the alternative return journey by regional train. At 114.42 km, the entire Almsee tour is not too difficult in topographical terms and is a highlight amongst the 14 road bike tours.

Wels combines an urban lifestyle and distinctive landscapes for road bike tours with a special service for road cyclists. Under the motto “City – Country – River: Welcome to the Wels road bike region!” the road bike tours, which are planned by professionals and lead from Wels throughout the whole of Upper Austria, are the central focus. The hoteliers in Wels have put together exciting packages for road bike weekends. Always in combination with our varied tour program and the joint bike rides with the locals, of course!

<link https: www.wels.at welsmarketing tourismus freizeit rennradregion-wels-info rennradpackages.html>Weekend package “Almtal Tour”: 2 nights in a double room design including a gourmet breakfast buffet, cycling snack at Grünau at Almtal and a Wels road bike region goody bag for €169 per person

© Foto: RennradregionWels: Hütte Grünau im Almtal - Boutique Hotel Hauser
Rennradfahrer bei der Pause im Gastgarten vor einer Hütte bei Sonnenschein
© Foto: RennradregionWels : Radlerjause in der Grünau
Rennradausfahrt ins Almtal mit den Locals
© Foto: RennradregionWels : Gruppenfoto Rennradausfahrt Almtal
Rennradausfahrt ins Almtal mit den Locals
© Foto: RennradregionWels : Rennradausfahrt im Sommer
Rennradausfahrt ins Almtal mit den Locals

19th Wels City Centre Crit

Austria's biggest cycling event of 2017 will take place in Wels this year on 26 July. International cycling stars meet Austria’s cycling elite for the 19th time at the “Wels City Centre Crit”. That Wednesday in Wels, three days after the Tour de France, is a fixed date on the international cycling calendar. The absolute top stars of cycling have been thrilled by the great atmosphere of the exhibition city over the past 18 years.   At this year's anniversary Grand Prix, Raiffeisen is the reliable partner and main sponsor of Austria's largest cycling event for the 11th time.


Around 10,000 spectators in Wels city centre are thrilled by the speed every year, which can be experienced right on the route’s edge.  The challenging clockwise course over 70 laps, each 800 metres long and with four bends, offers the fans a chance to view cornering techniques and wheel control of the highest standard. The cycling professionals at the Raiffeisen Grand Prix are allowed to travel through Wels city centre at top speeds of more than 60 km/, which means they’re going faster than the police. 

© Foto: Dualpixel.Photography: Welser Innenstadtradkriterium
Fahrer beim Welser Innenstadt Radkriterium

8 July 2017: Tour of Austria showdown in Wels

The overall winner of the 69th Tour of Austria will be selected this year in Wels!

The final stage of the 69th Tour of Austria of approx. 200 km will take place on Saturday, 8 July 2017, through the beautiful lake region, from Gosau, Bad Goisern via Attersee and Traunsee to Wels.

On 8 July, Wels city centre will be completely dominated by cycling symbols and the entire day will be celebrated on the ring road and in the pedestrian zone.

The varied programme starts at 10:00 am and from 3:00 pm, the cyclists will enter the city centre proper for the first time - the first passing of the finishing line on the Wels ring road. Two final laps of 8 km each through Wels provide tension and offer an engaging cycling experience. A mass sprint in Wels is also to be expected and will thrill the audience. The two Upper Austrian teams, Hrinkow advarics cycleang and Felbermayr Simplon, will be particularly motivated.

It will be exciting to see Riccardo Zoidl there, the last Austrian overall winner of the Tour of Austria in 2013. After three years at Team Trek, he recently returned to his home team, Felbermayr Simplon Wels. His goal is clear: To repeat his victory in the Tour of Austria in 2017. 

© Foto: Kirschblütenrennen 2017: (c) TVB Region Wels
Foto: Kirschblütenrennen 2017: (c) TVB Region Wels

Start of the Dachstein Rush in Wels

Wels has cycling fever - and there’s set to be another event highlight from April 2017. The annual Cherry Blossom Race, the International Tour of Upper Austria and the Wels City Centre Crit will be joined by the second edition of the Dachstein Rush on 13 April. This event combines sporting excellence, alpinism and adventure into a unique event, but is definitely not a race. But always a journey to the limits of your capacity. The aim is to reach the Dachstein together, to experience Upper Austria, to enjoy nature and to feel camaraderie.

The field starts on 13 April from the picturesque town square in Wels in the direction of adventure, exploring the most beautiful routes in the Wels road bike region and throughout Upper Austria, meandering through the scenic beauty of the Prealps with its hills, meadows and forests. In the region of Dachstein Salzkammergut, the athletes come into contact with historical places and rest at Orth Castle in Gmunden. The field then continues from Gmunden to Obertraun. From there, it finally heads towards the goal for the first day: the lodge at Krippenstein; first on foot, later on touring skis. The second stage on 14 April (Good Friday) will lead the participants from the lodge to the 2,995 metre-high summit of the Dachstein, the highest in Upper Austria. 

More information on the Dachstein Rush.

© Foto: RennradregionWels: Start Dachsteinrush
Starter beim Dachstein Rush 2017 unter dem Wels Bogen am Stadtplatz Wels
© Foto: DachsteinRush : Dachstein
Teilnehmer des Dachstein Rush erklimmen den Gletscher